La nuit chez les Inuit canadiens du haut Arctique : une nuit véritable, mais en trompe-l’œil
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For many observers, night in high latitudes can be summed up schematically as the seasonal astronomical phenomenon called “arctic night” and its spectacular alternation with its counterpoint, the so-called “midnight sun”. But what about the day-to-day night of people living in these regions? What are the relations they establish between the seasonal “dark-light” cycles and the circadian “night-day” cycles? In this article, we will see how the northern Inuit in the eastern Canadian Arctic combine these two dimensions to produce a concept of night whose essence lies elsewhere than in the sole darkness.